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Learning to fly in Bangkok

While most of us can only dream of flying a plane let alone a massive Boeing 737 would be the ultimate experience. It is beyond the reach of us mere people who either cannot afford the flying lessons or are having near perfect sight issues. Well, this impossible dream can now be a reality for…

The Art of Online Shopping in Thailand

The internet and use of social sites is one of the most popular pastimes of the Thai younger generation. It is a common sight in Thailand for people to be seen starring absolutely focused onto their hand phones and tablets wherever they go, be it on a train, bus, in the car, and even while…

Thailand’s lessons on heaven and hell

Do you believe there is a Heaven or a Hell? Maybe you do or maybe you don't but to the Thai people who are predominantly Buddhists, Heaven is as real as karmic retributions and the struggle between good and evil. It is their way of life and the Buddhist system of belief here in Buddhist…

Lessons from a lemon

Mention the word Lemons and our face starts to pucker up as our senses recall the image and taste of a sour lemon! We only remember the lowly lemon as a fruit or juice for our drinks or cooking. What do we see when we look at a lemon? A bright yellow and sour fruit…

The Puppet Master of Koh Kred Island

Talent is bountiful in Amazing Thailand and no less fascinating on the man-made island of Koh Kred. Taking a boat ride on the Chao Phraya River is one of the most scenic tours you can do in this great city. The serene waters of the river, interspersed with the occasional long-tail boat or cargo ships…

The sms factor

DO WE REALLY UNDERSTAND TEXT MESSAGING?? When Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, little did he realize that in the future it would be more of a bane than a boon! Communication in those days were much more simplified and had a very personal touch. We could hear expressions, intonations and feelings in the voice…

Empathy of the lack of it

COULD WE WALK IN ANOTHER PERSON'S SHOES? " You know, there's a lot of talk in this country about the federal deficit. But I think we should talk more about our empathy deficit -- the ability to put ourselves in someone else's shoes; to see the world through the eyes of those who are different…

Fruits of technology??

DO FRUITS MAKE A BETTER IMPACT ON TECHNOLOGY? A few years back when the mobile phone was a new and exciting gadget to own, someone asked me...."Have you tried out the new Blackberry". I replied back "Why would I want to try a blackberry?' It definitely was not one of my favourite fruits and I definitely…

A Taste Of China In Chinatown Bangkok – Yaowarrat Road

Every major city in the world more or less has a little Chinatown of its own, Bangkok not being any different has a thriving community of Thai Chinese who have settled there since 1783. If you are looking for a unique experience in Thai Chinese culture, Yaowarrat Road with its prominent Chinese Ceremonial Gateway is…

And God Made Grandparents

"GOD COULDN'T BE EVERYWHERE SO HE MADE GRANDPARENTS!" I found this written on a magnet, stuck to my mother's fridge door one day. It was given to her by my then 6 year old niece as a Mother's day gift. The significance of this verse was more apparent after the recent loss of my father…

Traveling For Visitors From Muslim Based Countries To Thailand

Thailand is a country that is as diversified as it is amazing. However, for the traveler from Muslim countries or for those with a special diet of kosher or vegetarian food, this issue can crop up, as Thailand seemingly offers more Westernized and Thai food that does not really practice the Kosher or Halal methods…